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October 2018

Bethesda Academy 2018 Sporting Clays Tournament Raises Over $90,000 for Student Scholarships

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Bethesda Academy 2018 Sporting Clays Tournament Raises Over $90,000 for Student Scholarships
10th Annual Benefit held at Forest City Gun Club

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy raised $93,650 at their 10th annual Sporting Clays Tournament held at the Forest City Gun Club. All sponsorship and event proceeds benefit Bethesda’s scholarship program for young men in grades six through twelve.

The tournament included a wild game lunch and wild game hors d’oeuvres cocktail reception, both prepared by chef Kirk Blaine. In addition, participants attended a safety and shooting clinic.

The live auction, award ceremony and wild game cocktail reception was held after the tournament. Auction and raffle items included a hunting trip with Whiddon Wingshooting in Argentina, a condo on Cudjoe Key, a Ford Plantation discovery trip, a pheasant tower shoot, a Pig Pickin’ Party for 30, an oyster roast for 20 and much more.

“We are so grateful for the community’s support of the sporting clays tournament, which has grown in both scope and appeal over the past decade,” said Bethesda Academy president Dr. Michael Hughes. “Proceeds from this event provide critical funds which allow us to ensure that cost is never a hindrance to a family’s ability to send their son to Bethesda Academy.”

For more information about the event, please visit www.bethesdaacademy.org

ABOUT BETHESDA ACADEMY
Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academy is the oldest child-care institution in the United States. Now it is a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through twelve and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The 650-acre campus features a variety of athletic teams, a wildlife management and organic farming program and college preparatory curriculum. Through its “Lead The Way” initiative, students have access to exclusive integrated learning and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, October 29, 2018

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LIVINGOOD’S APPLIANCES AND BEDDING HOSTS GRAND OPENING IN POOLER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Livingood’s Appliances and Bedding hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at its new store, located at 1225 East U.S. Hwy 80 in Pooler, Ga. The locally owned company is celebrating 42 years this month. The new 12,000-square-foot showroom was built by the Dewitt Tilton Group of Savannah and is the third Savannah-area store for the family-owned appliance and mattress company. For more information, visit https://www.livingoodsonline.com/

Livingood's Grand Opening

Phyllis Livingood, president and co-owner of Livingood’s Appliances and Bedding, cuts the ribbon on the new Pooler location surrounded by husband, Dale Livingood; sons, Scott and Todd Livingood; Mayor Mike Lamb; and builders, The Dewitt Tilton Group.


MATTHEW REARDON CENTER ANNOUNCE RON STEPHENS AS AWARD RECIPIENT AT OPEN HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism (MRCA) will announce the selection of Georgia House District 164 Incumbent Republican, Ron Stephens, as the recipient of the 2019 Marie McGaughey Childhood Philanthropy Award at an open house which will be held at MRCA’s new location on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The award will be officially presented at MRCA’s 2019 Autism Conference on March 1, 2019, at the Savannah Convention Center. For more information, please visit http://www.matthewreardon.org/

HUNT, FISH, & SHOOT PARTY NOV. 8

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) The Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County will hold its largest annual fundraising event, the Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party, on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat at 265 Drivers Way in Hardeeville. Hunt, Fish & Shoot will begin at 6 p.m., and tickets are free. Raffle items include hunts, fishing charters, guns, kayaks, dinners, date nights for men and women and other items. For more information, please visit http://www.bgclowcountry.org and https://www.facebook.com/boysandgirlsclubofthelowcountry

SPEROS PRESENTS MONTHLY TIPS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Reporting security incidents is a critical aspect of a security-focused culture. All workforce members play an integral part in this concept so it’s important to know what to report, when to report and why it should be reported. In this month’s Security Newsletter, learn more about the importance of reporting security incidents and which types of incidents to report. Read more here: https://www.pii-protect.com/security_news_letters/send_file/38/attachment/?brand_key=uyjmd

HEALTHY SAVANNAH’S FAITH AND HEALTH COALITION HOSTS HEALTH FEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Healthy Savannah Faith and Health Coalition, formed in 2014 to help faith-based organizations implement policies and programs to promote a holistic health culture, hosted its first citywide health festival. Health Fest included health screenings, informational lectures, wellness and fitness demonstrations, children’s activities, entertainment and food samplings among other things. Visit www.healthysavannah.org for more information. 

BUDDY CARTER VISITS PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach, Inc. was honored to welcome Congressman Buddy Carter to Park Place Outreach to meet with other group home providers about the impact of the Family First Preservation Services Act, a federal law that restricts group home placement for teens. For more information on Park Place Outreach, please visit https://www.parkplaceyes.org/

ORIGINAL COMMUNITY HOSPICE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF ‘THE ART OF LIVING’

(SAVANNAH, GA) So many in the Coastal Empire have been touched and helped by services provided by Hospice Savannah! This beloved non-profit headquartered on Savannah’s Eisenhower Drive is proudly kicking off ‘The Art of Living’: a year-long celebration of 40 years of walking hand-in-hand with our friends and neighbors during the most difficult times in life. For more information, please visit www.HospiceSavannah.org

SAVANNAH’S WILL GRUVER TO REPRESENT REGION IN NATIONAL FUNDRAISING COMPETITION

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) – Savannah, GA is proud to announce that Will Gruver will  represent Savannah as an All Star Alumni Candidate in the annual Man & Woman of the Year campaign. The ten week fundraising competition will begin on February 21, 2019 and run through May 3, 2019. The 2018 Savannah campaign raised nearly $500,000 and nationally the campaign raised $59.4 million for the mission of LLS. For more information, please visit www.LLS.org

KICK OFF YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Experience Savannah’s Historic District in the fall, with a flair of architecture, shopping and an old-fashioned church bazaar. The annual Holly Days Church Bazaar will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, November 7 – 8. Savor a homemade southern lunch inside the historic Green-Meldrim House. Shop in the treasure room, garden, and holiday craft shop, and enjoy a church tour of St. John’s Church on Madison Square. Now celebrating 69 years of fundraising for Savannah area charities.  Daily from 10-2. Free limited parking in the St. John’s parking lot. For more information, please visit www.St.JohnsSav.org

PEACOCK FIAT SPONSORS HILTON HEAD ISLAND ITALIAN FESTIVAL

(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) Peacock Fiat is a sponsor of the 2018 Hilton Head Island Italian Heritage Festival. The festival, scheduled for Saturday, November 17, will be held
from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. For more information, please visit https://www.hiltonheadisland.org/events/hilton-head-italian-heritage-festival. And for more information on Peacock Fiat, visit https://www.peacockcjdrfhiltonhead.com/

BETHESDA ACADEMY HOSTS SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy hosted their 10th annual Sporting Clays Tournament at the Forrest City Gun Club to raise money for student scholarships. The event included a wild game lunch, safety and shooting clinic, the tournament itself, a raffle and a wild game cocktail reception. Over $90,000 was raised for student scholarships. For more information on Bethesda Academy, please visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/ Watch a video from this fun day here: https://animoto.com/play/mxA1Dk2uq03aH3QQlNqa9A 

OCTOBER OPEN FOR BUSINESS: PODCASTS, FEATURING TERRASS MISHER

(SAVANNAH, GA) The October Open for Business® will be held THIS Wednesday, October 31, at noon on Facebook Live. This month’s topic is Podcasting and will feature special guest, Terrass Misher. To read this month’s article, visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateharrison/2018/05/16/is-podcast-marketing-right-for-your-business/#5eb6af382669. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/295629691272372/

TRAIN YOUR NEXT EXECUTIVE

(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) Sherry Daniel, owner of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, explains how to train your next executive through internships and apprenticeships. Read the full article in Savannah Morning News here: 

FAITH EQUESTRIAN PARTNERS WITH EMPLOYABILITY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know? Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center has a work ethics program to help individuals with special challenges to become productive and thrive in our community! Matthew a young man with Downs Syndrome has become one of the FETC family. He came to work at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center through EmployAbility to learn, work and grow in the workplace. He is working, making friends and improving his quality of life. Faith Equestrian and EmployAbility are now partnering to help more individuals in our community. visit us at www.faithetc.org

AVOID GETTING SUED

(SAVANNAH CEO) Hear what Charles “Bo” Bowen has to say about avoiding getting sued in this video interview by Savannah CEO: http://savannahceo.com/video/2018/10/charles-bowen-how-not-get-sued-avoid-crazy-people/ Charles Bowen

12TH ANNUAL CHAMBER CUP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will host their 12th annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament on Monday, November 19, at the Club at Savannah Harbor. For tickets, please visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=131&utm_campaign=

ENMARKET RAISES ALMOST $130K FOR LLS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Due to the outpouring of community support, Enmarket is pleased to announce that the company has raised $128,240.88 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light the Night Walk. Since the company started this annual fundraiser in 2013, Enmarket has raised a total of $481,744.75 for LLS. For more information, please visit www.lightthenight.org/ga

Enmarket Donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Enmarket Donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


LADIES, GUNS & AMMO 2018

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Republican Women held the second annual Ladies, Guns and Ammo event at the Savannah Golf Club, located at 1661 E. President St. The event was intended to instruct women on the laws associated with handguns and proper safety protocols. Rachel Campos-Duffy was the featured keynote speaker for the luncheon. Campos-Duffy, the wife of Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, is a FOX News and FOX Business Contributor and a recurring guest host on hit shows, FOX & Friends and Outnumbered. She is a published author, communications consultant and television personality. Her presentation focused on political analysis and culture. For more information, please visit http://sarw.org/event

BIGWIG BOAT BASH THURSDAY, NOV. 1 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Come and support the 2018 Komen Coastal Georgia BigWigs at the BigWig Boat Bash on Thursday, Nov. 1. The event will take place on Savannah’s Riverboat, the Georgia Queen. Boarding begins at 6:00 p.m. and the boat will set sail at 7:00 p.m. Three winners will be announced. Tickets can be reserved at the link below and include hors-d’oeuvres, beverages, a silent auction and a chance to crown the Biggest BigWig! http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/site/Calendar?id=22559&view=Detail

LOCAL UNITED WAY GIVES BACK TO HURRICANE VICTIMS

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire is partnering with Georgia Ports Authority and United Way Worldwide to provide hope and help to residents affected by Hurricane Michael. United Way of the Coastal Empire is assisting Georgia Ports Authority in collecting a container full of supplies and non-perishable food items for residents in Bainbridge, Florida. Those interested in volunteering can visit www.uwce.org/volunteers

SUSAN SPEROS TALKS TECH TRENDS

(SAVANNAH CEO) Susan Speros, President and CEO of Speros, talks about some recent trends in technology she is seeing, one of those being security in this Savannah CEO video interview: http://savannahceo.com/video/2018/10/susan-speros-recent-trends-technology/ Susan Speros, Park Place Outreach, Savannah

NEW SOFTWARE ALLOWS ROTO-ROOTER TO OFFER FINANCING OPTIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah is pleased to announce that they have launched a new operating software that delivers integrated premium financing to the customer on site. This new service is a mobile, cloud-based software platform that allows Roto-Rooter to streamline operations and improve customer service by offering a finance plan for major and minor plumbing needs. For more information, please visit https://www.rotosavannah.com/home.html

6TH ANNUAL GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announces the 6th annual charity luncheon and purse auction called, Grab a Bag for Kids, will take place on Friday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Golf Club, located at 1661 E President St. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/horizonssav/

SOCKS FOR THE HOMELESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Realtor Cathy Rodgers has partnered with Divine Rest to collect socks for the homeless in Savannah in October and November. Divine Rest serves the homeless population in Savannah. With the help of volunteers, they visit the homeless camps, bringing them water and needed supplies. Their team of men and women have a goal to get women off the streets into a safe, stable environment. Donations of new socks can be dropped off at Unforgettable Bakery at 238 Eisenhower. For bulk donations collected at offices or cases of water, call Cathy Rodgers for pickup at 912-667-0102.

FINAL LECTURE OF 2018 ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Pharmacologist and medical researcher Marija Djekic-Ivankovic, Ph.D., will present a free lunchtime lecture THIS Tuesday, Oct. 30, during the fourth and final the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series events in Savannah. Djekic-Ivankovic will share bone health safeguards, as well as the latest research findings in the advancement of new therapies and healing with natural products to improve patient bone health. To RSVP for this or any of the upcoming lectures, visit www.healthysavannah.org. Seating is limited to 90 people. 

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY TO UNVEIL NEW TREATMENT AT OPEN HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) A new treatment designed to stimulate and remodel collagen and address common signs of aging will be announced by Low Country Dermatology during an open house on Thursday, Nov. 8. Low Country Dermatology is the only dermatologist office in the area certified to offer this new treatment known as Cutera Secret RF. Guests are encouraged to bring donations for the Communities in Schools (CIS) of Savannah Kids Kloset. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/549428002141834/

BUSINESS CONNECTION RESCHEDULED

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber hosts Bands in the Ballpark has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 8 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Historic Grayson Stadium. The networking event includes food and live entertainment from Bucky & Barry, Irritating Julie, and Wassaw Sound. Cost is $10 for Chamber members and $25 for guests. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=121

MEET PATSY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Patsy, a three-month old female shepherd mix. Patsy came in with her sister and mom. As you can see, she’s just a young girl and would make an exciting addition to any home. To adopt Patsy or to view other animals available for adoption visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-394-patsy/

Livingood’s Appliances and Bedding Celebrates 42 Years with a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony for New Pooler Location

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Livingood’s Appliances and Bedding Celebrates 42 Years with a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony for New Pooler Location

(SAVANNAH, GA) Livingood’s Appliances and Bedding hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at its new store, located at 1225 East U.S. Hwy 80 in Pooler, Ga. The locally owned company is celebrating 42 years this month.

Livingood's Grand Opening

Phyllis Livingood, president and co-owner of Livingood’s Appliances and Bedding, cuts the ribbon on the new Pooler location surrounded by husband, Dale Livingood; sons, Scott and Todd Livingood; Mayor Mike Lamb; and builders, The Dewitt Tilton Group.

Complimentary gifts from the Livingood’s team were given to all visitors and guests could enter to win a $3,000 Livingood’s gift certificate.

Several local dignitaries and vendor representatives attended, as well as, Mayor Lamb of Pooler.

The new 12,000-square-foot showroom was built by the Dewitt Tilton Group of Savannah and is the third Savannah-area store for the family-owned appliance and mattress company. Founded in 1976, Livingood’s operates showrooms in Savannah and Okatie, S.C., offering major brands that include Sub Zero/Wolf, Thermador, Bosch, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, JennAir, Serta, Tempur-Pedic, Electrolux, Frigidaire, Maytag and General Electric.

“We are excited to be able to offer a more convenient location for our expanding customer base in Pooler and west Savannah,” said Phyllis Livingood, president and co-owner of Livingood’s. “This new store gives consumers access to the recognizable brand names they want, with the added advantage of a local shopping experience.”

Pooler was ranked as one of the top ten fastest growing cities in Georgia in 2018. HomeSnacks, a company that gathers and combines data from the U.S. Census and other sources, reported Pooler’s population of 21,131 in 2018 has tripled since the 2000 U.S. Census.

Showroom hours for the new Pooler location will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

MORE ABOUT LIVINGOOD’S APPLIANCES & BEDDING
Livingood’s Appliances & Bedding is a family-owned appliance and mattress store located in Savannah, Ga., and Okatie, S.C. Since 1976, Livingood’s Appliances & Bedding has served customers in Savannah and Okatie with home appliances and mattresses, offering excellent customer service. Livingood’s Appliances & Bedding is an authorized dealer of major brands such as include Sub Zero/Wolf, Thermador, Bosch, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, JennAir, Serta, Tempur-Pedic, Electrolux, Frigidaire, MaytagGeneral Electricand Miele. For more information, please visit https://www.livingoodsonline.com/

CONTACT
Phyllis Livingood
912-737-2072
plivingood@livingoodsonline.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@crussomarketing.com
912.856.9075

Train Your Next Executive Through Internships and Apprenticeships

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Train Your Next Executive Through Internships and Apprenticeships
By Sherry Daniel

Sherry Daniel, Roto Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

By the year 2030, nearly 80 million people in the United States’ workforce will have reached retirement age, as compared to about 49 million this year. Statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor suggest that three out of every four people in the trades will have retired by then.

Meanwhile, only 41 million new people will be entering the workforce. That means, as the baby boom generation ages, the workforce will shrink, creating opportunities for the next generation of workers in trades such as electricians, HVAC technicians and plumbers.

A job in the trades has always been an excellent path for a young person entering the workforce because there are ample opportunities to turn an entry-level position into a rewarding and secure career. Those opportunities are greater than ever before, but in today’s competitive job market, the trades need to take a page from other industries to open doors to new workers through programs for interns and apprentices.

The good news is many colleges and trade schools do have collaborative relationships with businesses that reward students participating in such programs with college credits or paychecks and the potential for full-time employment.

Michelle Groover, who administers the internship program for Georgia Southern University’s Department of Communication Arts, says such programs benefit both employers and students.

“The student is able to bring insight from what they have learned in class to the organization, such as the latest from the world of social media, which changes so quickly,” she said. “In return, they receive real-world experience by working at the job site and learn how what we’ve taught them works in the real world.”

“We can show students so much in the classroom, but until they get the actual experience they won’t know how the real world works,” said Groover. “We have had as many as 40 students intern at a given time, working in their field of study at small businesses to large companies.”

At the same time, apprenticeship programs typically offered in the trades provide a similar learning experience while they guarantee a paycheck from day one.

When I interview a prospective employee, I am not necessarily focused on what they can do now. I look at what they can achieve. The interview experience itself is one of the most important career-building tools for someone entering the workforce. I don’t expect every candidate to start out with job experience, but I do expect these five things:

1. Be mindful. The job interview is a two-way conversation. Both you and the interviewer are deciding whether this company and this position are a good fit. Relax and realize you may have more power at this moment than you might think.
2. Be prepared. Know something about the company before you walk in the door. Find out with whom you’re applying and what the position requires.
3. Be groomed. Pull yourself together with your attire and your grooming.
4. Be curious. Ask intelligent questions about the job and the company and don’t be afraid to interact with the interviewer.
5. Be willing to listen to suggestions. The interviewer may say you’re not right for this position or this company but you might be a good fit for another position or with another firm. Follow up on those recommendations.

What happens after an employee is hired makes the difference between whether they start a job or embark on a career.

For example, my company offers an in-house apprenticeship program that provides paid, on-the-job training alongside master plumbers. Within three years, an entry-level employee can become certified as a journeymen plumber and in a few more years should be able to obtain their master certification.

We help them prepare for the rigorous testing process, including paying for all of their expenses while they test and obtain their licenses. Throughout their career, their salary grows commensurate with the certifications they earn and the experience they gain.

You might wonder why a business owner would want to invest so much in their workforce. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the average plumber makes a little more than $50,000 a year, but in my experience, a well-qualified master plumber can earn three times that, and a good one is worth every penny.

It’s time to clear up misconceptions and get the word out that the trades offer exciting career paths that can lead to a substantial income. We must work with institutions of higher learning to ensure that trades-focused educational and internship opportunities are both available and attractive.

Sherry Daniel is the owner of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah. Services include commercial plumbing and drain cleaning, industrial plumbing maintenance, residential plumbing and drain cleaning, backflow services, restaurant maintenance, AO Smith water heater specialist, hotel maintenance and remodeling, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, and emergency servicing. For more information, please call (912) 303-8570 or visit https://www.rotosavannah.com/home.html

Local Public Relations Executive, Cynthia Wright, Named to Georgia Trend’s 40 Under 40 List

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Local Public Relations Executive, Cynthia Wright, Named to Georgia Trend’s 40 Under 40 List

Junior partner of Savannah’s Carriage Trade Public Relations® and Cecilia Russo Marketing joins previous honorees who include a movie mogul, a self-made billionaire and Georgia’s 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Wright, a junior partner with Savannah-based Carriage Trade Public Relations® and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC, has been named to Georgia Trend magazine’s 40 Under 40 List, which identifies upward trending young professionals from across the state.

Members of this year’s list were chosen by Georgia Trend’s editorial staff from more than 300 nominations made by readers throughout the state.

Wright oversees business development and manages the firms’ joint Visibility Team, a digital office of four full-time employees and 10 contracted team members and coordinates both firms’ reputation management strategies for clients, media relations and online SEO-PR.

The 40 honorees named to the list must be under the age of 40, successful in their professions and “passionate about community service,” Georgia Trend explained.

Wright serves as the immediate past president of the Savannah Jaycees, which celebrated its 75th-anniversary last year. She was also the publicity chair for the 2016 Savannah United in Prayer event, formed to bring the community together to pray for safety and those in need. She also has supported the community relations efforts of the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing_5920

The Savannah native is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in communications, focusing on public relations. Wright was one of six students to receive L.E.A.P. certification, which recognizes PR professionals who have gone through Leadership, Experience in Communication, Academics and Professionalism training. She was named a Rising Star in Business by Savannah Magazine and Savannah Morning News in 2017.

“We are so proud of Cynthia,” said Cecilia Russo, Founder and President of Cecilia Russo Marketing. “Her work ethic, management skills and competency are unmatched at her young age. She has a true passion for educating others about PR and the economic development in our Southeast region.”

Previous 40 Under 40 honorees include Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia; Susan Blakely, CEO of Spanx and one of the world’s youngest self-made billionaires; Ron Clark, founder of the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta and a New York Times bestseller author; and Tyler Perry, an actor, producer, director, screenwriter and founder of Tyler Perry Studios.

The magazine of Georgia business, politics and economic development since 1985 is published monthly and delivered to more than 50,000 subscribers. Nominations were open to the public, and the complete list of winners is available at georgiatrend.com.

ABOUT CARRIAGE TRADE PUBLIC RELATIONS®, INC.
Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. is Savannah’s premiere reputation management company. Founded in 1995 by Marjorie Young to help businesses increase their positive word of mouth in the community and globally online through its trademarked strategy, the REPUTATION MATRIX™ method.

ABOUT CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING, LLC
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC was founded by Cecilia Russo Turner in 2008. The firm puts the power of publicity to work, helping organizations, businesses and individuals move the needle and achieve their specific communications objectives through key reputation management strategies. For more information, call 912.665.0005 or visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Elizabeth Poole
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade Public Relations®
Cecilia Russo Marketing
www.carriagetradepr.com
www.crussomarketing.com

Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party to Benefit Local Boys & Girls Club Announced for Nov. 8

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Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party to Benefit Local Boys & Girls Club Announced for Nov. 8
Hosted by Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) The Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County will hold its largest annual fundraising event, the Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party, on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat at 265 Drivers Way in Hardeeville.

Local businesses, corporations and individuals are donating prizes, and all raffle ticket purchases support the club’s programs and services.

Brad Wells

Singing guitarist, Brad Wells, to be featured at the Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party on Nov. 8

“We’re hoping our Jasper and Beaufort County communities will take advantage of the opportunity to win amazing raffle prizes generously donated by our sponsors while also supporting programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County,” said Chris Protz, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry.

Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat and Derry Plantation are the presenting sponsors. Hunt, Fish & Shoot will begin at 6 p.m., and tickets are free. Raffle items include hunts, fishing charters, guns, kayaks, dinners, date nights for men and women and other items.

“We have been supporters of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry for many years, and this is one more way for us to contribute,” said Peacock Automotive president & CEO Warner Peacock. “We’re looking forward to a great turnout and lots of funds raised for the Jasper club.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County has five core program areas — arts, character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills and sports, fitness and recreation. The programs are designed to empower youth to excel in school, become good citizens and lead healthy, productive lives.

“Our sponsors and raffle item donors are the intricate piece to this successful puzzle,” said DeLauren White, director of program development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry. “I love seeing our community come together to support the futures of our Lowcountry youth. By supporting and attending this event, you are directly supporting the programming within our Jasper County Club.”

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY 
For more than 32 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry have enabled young people as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, seven clubs serve 9,814 young people annually. Clubs are located in Bluffton, Hilton Head, Northern Beaufort County and Jasper County. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles. In a national Harris survey of Boys & Girls Club alumni, 54 percent said the club saved their lives. Learn more at http://www.bgclowcountry.org and https://www.facebook.com/boysandgirlsclubofthelowcountry.

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 20 automotive dealerships representing 14 brands in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Genesis of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Volkswagen and Peacock Used Cars & Trucks. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Brunswick, Genesis of Brunswick and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Brunswick in Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Genesis of Savannah and Savannah Volkswagen in Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Columbia, Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbia and Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in the Orlando area of Florida. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institute in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Savannah. Peacock Automotive was awarded Business of the Year in 2017 from the Greater Bluffton, South Carolina, Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Office: (843)-208-1217
jj@peacockautomotive.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, October 22, 2018

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PEACOCK FIAT SPONSORS HILTON HEAD ISLAND ITALIAN FESTIVAL
(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) Peacock Fiat is a sponsor of the 2018 Hilton Head Island Italian Heritage Festival. The festival, scheduled for Saturday, November 17, will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. For more information, please visit https://www.hiltonheadisland.org/events/hilton-head-italian-heritage-festival. And for more information on Peacock Fiat, visit https://www.peacockcjdrfhiltonhead.com/

BETHESDA ACADEMY HOSTS SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy hosted their 10th annual Sporting Clays Tournament at the Forrest City Gun Club last Friday to raise money for student scholarships. The event included a wild game lunch, safety and shooting clinic, the tournament itself, a raffle and a wild game cocktail reception. For more information on Bethesda Academy, please visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/

OCTOBER OPEN FOR BUSINESS: PODCASTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The October Open for Business® will be held on Wednesday, October 31, at noon on Facebook Live. This month’s topic is Podcasting. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/295629691272372/

TRAIN YOUR NEXT EXECUTIVE

(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) Sherry Daniel, owner of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, explains how to train your next executive through internships and apprenticeships. Read the full article in Savannah Morning News here: 

FAITH EQUESTRIAN PARTNERS WITH EMPLOYABILITY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know? Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center has a work ethics program to help individuals with special challenges to become productive and thrive in our community! Matthew a young man with Downs Syndrome has become one of the FETC family. He came to work at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center through EmployAbility to learn, work and grow in the workplace. He is working, making friends and improving his quality of life. Faith Equestrian and EmployAbility are now partnering to help more individuals in our community. visit us at www.faithetc.org

AVOID GETTING SUED

(SAVANNAH CEO) Hear what Charles “Bo” Bowen has to say about avoiding getting sued in this video interview by Savannah CEO: http://savannahceo.com/video/2018/10/charles-bowen-how-not-get-sued-avoid-crazy-people/ Charles Bowen

SAVANNAH SCORE HOSTS WORKSHOP SERIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE announces its first workshop in the Fall edition of the series “Tools to Grow Your Business”. It is titled “Digital Media: Building Your Brand in the Digital Marketplace,” and it will be presented at the SCORE Savannah Location, 111 E. Liberty St. on October 25, from 11:30am to 1:00pm. This workshop will introduce you to a range of platforms designed for the evolving digital marketing work. Suitable for those just starting as well as those with established businesses. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1134914856660950/

12TH ANNUAL CHAMBER CUP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will host their 12th annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament on Monday, November 19, at the Club at Savannah Harbor. For tickets, please visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=131&utm_campaign=

THE POWER OF STORYTELLING

(SAVANNAH,GA) On Tuesday, October 23, Toastmasters will host “The Power of Storytelling,” a workshop and panel discussion with expert storytellers to show how sharing stories can shape your professional growth and personal development. This event will take place at Creative Coast Labs from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/692671051113680/

LDSS HOSTS MONTHLY SUPPORT MEETING

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will host their monthly support meeting on Tuesday, October 23, to welcome new individuals and families and to discuss the achievements, hurdles and unique situations of their members with Down Syndrome. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1981105438595303/

POOLER LIVINGOOD’S GRAND OPENING OCT. 25

(SAVANNAH, GA) Livingood’s Appliances and Bedding will host a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 25, at its new location in Pooler, Ga. The festivities will be held at 1225 West U.S. Hwy 80 from 2 – 6 p.m. and will include light refreshments, door prizes and drawings for appliance prizes. For more information, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20181013/bis-in-brief-livingoods-jparker-ltd-banksouth-panera-publix Livingood's

ARYA HOSPITALITY BREAKS GROUND

(SAVANNAH, GA) Arya Hospitality, a development and investment company, broke ground on a new retail center in Savannah. The Dewitt Tilton Group has been contracted to construct the new property, which will be called the Chatham Exchange and will be located at the corner of Chatham Parkway and Highway 17. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20181012/chatham-exchange-will-be-built-at-corner-of-chatham-parkway-and-ogeechee-road Dewitt Tilton Group

ENMARKET RAISES ALMOST $130K FOR LLS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Due to the outpouring of community support, Enmarket is pleased to announce that the company has raised $128,240.88 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light the Night Walk. Since the company started this annual fundraiser in 2013, Enmarket has raised a total of $481,744.75 for LLS. For more information, please visit www.lightthenight.org/ga

Enmarket Donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Enmarket Donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


LADIES, GUNS & AMMO 2018

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Republican Women held the second annual Ladies, Guns and Ammo event at the Savannah Golf Club, located at 1661 E. President St. The event was intended to instruct women on the laws associated with handguns and proper safety protocols. Rachel Campos-Duffy was the featured keynote speaker for the luncheon. Campos-Duffy, the wife of Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, is a FOX News and FOX Business Contributor and a recurring guest host on hit shows, FOX & Friends and Outnumbered. She is a published author, communications consultant and television personality. Her presentation focused on political analysis and culture. For more information, please visit http://sarw.org/event

BIGWIG BOAT BASH THURSDAY, NOV. 1 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Come and support the 2018 Komen Coastal Georgia BigWigs at the BigWig Boat Bash on Thursday, Nov. 1. The event will take place on Savannah’s Riverboat, the Georgia Queen. Boarding begins at 6:00 p.m. and the boat will set sail at 7:00 p.m. Three winners will be announced. Tickets can be reserved at the link below and include hors-d’oeuvres, beverages, a silent auction and a chance to crown the Biggest BigWig! http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/site/Calendar?id=22559&view=Detail

LOCAL UNITED WAY GIVES BACK TO HURRICANE VICTIMS

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire is partnering with Georgia Ports Authority and United Way Worldwide to provide hope and help to residents affected by Hurricane Michael. United Way of the Coastal Empire is assisting Georgia Ports Authority in collecting a container full of supplies and non-perishable food items for residents in Bainbridge, Florida. Those interested in volunteering can visit www.uwce.org/volunteers

SUSAN SPEROS TALKS TECH TRENDS

(SAVANNAH CEO) Susan Speros, President and CEO of Speros, talks about some recent trends in technology she is seeing, one of those being security in this Savannah CEO video interview: http://savannahceo.com/video/2018/10/susan-speros-recent-trends-technology/ Susan Speros, Park Place Outreach, Savannah

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE OPENS AUDI DEALERSHIP

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive held a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony for its new $6 million Audi Hilton Head dealership prominently located at the entrance to Peacock Auto Mall on Highway 278 in Hardeeville, S.C. A VIP reception was held that evening at 5:30 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony with Audi representatives, Peacock Automotive representatives and local officials was held at 6:30 p.m. The public and the media were invited to attend. For more information, please visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/ or see this video: https://youtu.be/EtnRD29RnlA

LDSS HOSTS 13TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) held their 13th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Forsyth Park. Individuals of all ages and abilities – and their pets – were invited, especially those in wheelchairs, carriages and strollers. LDSS officials said they drew more than 5,000 people to this year’s walk to support individuals with Down syndrome and their families. For more information, please visit http://www.ldssga.org/ LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY


NEW SOFTWARE ALLOWS ROTO-ROOTER TO OFFER FINANCING OPTIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah is pleased to announce that they have launched a new operating software that delivers integrated premium financing to the customer on site. This new service is a mobile, cloud-based software platform that allows Roto-Rooter to streamline operations and improve customer service by offering a finance plan for major and minor plumbing needs. For more information, please visit https://www.rotosavannah.com/home.html

SPEROS EXPANDS WITH NEW HIRES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, announces three new employees have joined the firm: Mary Elizabeth Sancomb, web and graphics designer; Dean Banyon, IT technician; and Michael Redmond, technology technician. For more information, please visit http://speros.com

6TH ANNUAL GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announces the 6th annual charity luncheon and purse auction called, Grab a Bag for Kids, will take place on Friday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Golf Club, located at 1661 E President St. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/horizonssav/

SOCKS FOR THE HOMELESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Realtor Cathy Rodgers has partnered with Divine Rest to collect socks for the homeless in Savannah in October and November. Divine Rest serves the homeless population in Savannah. With the help of volunteers, they visit the homeless camps, bringing them water and needed supplies. Their team of men and women have a goal to get women off the streets into a safe, stable environment. Donations of new socks can be dropped off at Unforgettable Bakery at 238 Eisenhower. For bulk donations collected at offices or cases of water, call Cathy Rodgers for pickup at 912-667-0102.

FELDER & ASSOCIATES ADDS TWO 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates is pleased to announce that Alma Johnson and Cathryn Sinclair have joined the Savannah architecture and design firm as project associates. They will assist in the production of construction documents, 3D models and other projects to help expedite the design process for the firm’s clients. For more information, visit  www.felderassociates.net.

FINAL LECTURE OF 2018 ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Pharmacologist and medical researcher Marija Djekic-Ivankovic, Ph.D., will present a free lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 30, during the fourth and final the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series events in Savannah. Djekic-Ivankovic will share bone health safeguards, as well as the latest research findings in the advancement of new therapies and healing with natural products to improve patient bone health. To RSVP for this or any of the upcoming lectures, visit www.healthysavannah.org. Seating is limited to 90 people. 

HEALTHY SAVANNAH HOSTS HEALTH FEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Healthy Savannah Faith and Health Coalition, formed in 2014 to help faith-based organizations implement policies and programs to promote a holistic health culture, will host its first citywide health festival on Saturday, Oct. 20. The event, called Health Fest, will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Bolton Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Montgomery Street. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2077010738976710/

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY TO UNVEIL NEW TREATMENT AT OPEN HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) A new treatment designed to stimulate and remodel collagen and address common signs of aging will be announced by Low Country Dermatology during an open house on Thursday, Nov. 8. Low Country Dermatology is the only dermatologist office in the area certified to offer this new treatment known as Cutera Secret RF. Guests are encouraged to bring donations for the Communities in Schools (CIS) of Savannah Kids Kloset. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/549428002141834/

BUSINESS CONNECTION RESCHEDULED

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber hosts Bands in the Ballpark has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 8 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Historic Grayson Stadium. The networking event includes food and live entertainment from Bucky & Barry, Irritating Julie, and Wassaw Sound. Cost is $10 for Chamber members and $25 for guests. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=121

MEET SHERE KHAN

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Shere Khan, a five-month old male bullseye tabby. Shere Khan is an outgoing little guy who loves to get into things. He loves to play with his feline siblings and human siblings alike. He is hoping to be adopted with a kitten around his age. To adopt Shere Khan or to view other animals available for adoption visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-067-shere-khan/

October Open for Business: Podcasts for Business

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October Open for Business: Podcasts for Business

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC for the October session of their monthly Open for Business ® series. This month’s topic is podcasts for business. The conversation takes place via Facebook Live on Carriage Trade Public Relations’ Facebook page. This month’s session will be held on Wednesday, October 31, at noon. Interested parties can find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/295629691272372/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1539281273308591

Open For Business

Open for Business® is a monthly online social media article review series, where current marketing articles are discussed that will help your business become more competitive. We meet on the last Wednesday of every month at noon via Facebook Live.

ABOUT CARRIAGE TRADE PUBLIC RELATIONS, INC.
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. is Savannah’s premiere reputation management company. Founded in 1995 by Marjorie Young to help businesses increase their visibility in their community and globally online through its trademarked strategy, the REPUTATION MATRIX™ method.

ABOUT CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING, LLC
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC was founded by Cecilia Russo Turner in 2008. The firm puts the power of publicity to work, helping organizations, businesses and individuals move the needle and achieve their specific communications objectives through key reputation management strategies. For more information, call 912.665.0005 or visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
912.856.9075
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com

Enmarket Raises Almost $130,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk

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Enmarket Raises Almost $130,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk

(SAVANNAH, GA) Due to the outpouring of community support, Enmarket is pleased to announce that the company has raised $128,240.88 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light the Night Walk. Since the company started this annual fundraiser in 2013, Enmarket has raised a total of $481,744.75 for LLS.

Every year, for one month, the company’s 122 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina sell Light the Night paper balloon icons for $1 each in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and help patients and their families.

Enmarket Donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Enmarket Donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The store that raised the most overall this year was the Port Royal location, which held an in-store fundraiser raising $1,281 in a single day. The location raised $4,609 in total.

“Every year, our customers show us an extraordinary amount of support in our efforts for LLS,” said Brett Giesick, Enmarket’s president. “Several stores doubled or even tripled their original goals, including Reidsville, Brooklet, Port Royal and Wilmington. We are so thankful for our staff and our customers for making this donation possible.”

Representatives from the Enmarket team presented the $128,240.88 check to LLS representatives on Wednesday, September 12. “We are so grateful for the support from Enmarket and their customers,” said Lauren Mathews, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia Chapter’s Campaign Manager for Light The Night. “This donation helps to provide patient support services, goes towards advocating for lifesaving treatments, as well as, cancer research. With this one check, we’ve now reached over half of our fundraising goal.”

Savannah’s Light The Night Walk will take place on Friday, November 16 in Daffin Park. During the event, walkers carry an illuminated balloon along the walk route. Cancer patients and survivors will carry white balloons as “lights of hope,” supporters carry red balloons and those walking in remembrance of someone carry gold balloons. For more information, visit www.lightthenight.org/ga or call 912-436-3280.

ABOUT ENMARKET
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and is expanding its diesel business, filling in the geography from Savannah to Charleston with a strong presence in full-service, 24-hour auto and truck stops. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 122 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarket.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, October 15, 2018

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COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

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POOLER LIVINGOOD’S GRAND OPENING OCT. 25
(SAVANNAH, GA) Livingood’s Appliances and Bedding will host a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 25, at its new location in Pooler, Ga. The festivities will be held at 1225 West U.S. Hwy 80 from 2 – 6 p.m. and will include light refreshments, door prizes and drawings for appliance prizes. For more information, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20181013/bis-in-brief-livingoods-jparker-ltd-banksouth-panera-publixLivingood's

ARYA HOSPITALITY BREAKS GROUND

(SAVANNAH, GA) Arya Hospitality, a development and investment company, broke ground on a new retail center in Savannah. The Dewitt Tilton Group has been contracted to construct the new property, which will be called the Chatham Exchange and will be located at the corner of Chatham Parkway and Highway 17. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20181012/chatham-exchange-will-be-built-at-corner-of-chatham-parkway-and-ogeechee-road Dewitt Tilton Group

ENMARKET RAISES ALMOST $130K FOR LLS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Due to the outpouring of community support, Enmarket is pleased to announce that the company has raised $128,240.88 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light the Night Walk. Since the company started this annual fundraiser in 2013, Enmarket has raised a total of $481,744.75 for LLS. For more information, please visit www.lightthenight.org/ga Enmarket

LADIES, GUNS & AMMO 2018

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Republican Women held the second annual Ladies, Guns and Ammo event at the Savannah Golf Club, located at 1661 E. President St. The event was intended to instruct women on the laws associated with handguns and proper safety protocols. Rachel Campos-Duffy was the featured keynote speaker for the luncheon. Campos-Duffy, the wife of Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, is a FOX News and FOX Business Contributor and a recurring guest host on hit shows, FOX & Friends and Outnumbered. She is a published author, communications consultant and television personality. Her presentation focused on political analysis and culture. For more information, please visit http://sarw.org/event

BIGWIG BOAT BASH THURSDAY, NOV. 1 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Come and support the 2018 Komen Coastal Georgia BigWigs at the BigWig Boat Bash on Thursday, Nov. 1. The event will take place on Savannah’s Riverboat, the Georgia Queen. Boarding begins at 6:00 p.m. and the boat will set sail at 7:00 p.m. Three winners will be announced. Tickets can be reserved at the link below and include hors-d’oeuvres, beverages, a silent auction and a chance to crown the Biggest BigWig! http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/site/Calendar?id=22559&view=Detail

FAITH EQUESTRIAN RECEIVES RECOGNITION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center is very proud to announce that two wonderful members of the organization received recognition from the Special Olympics of GA! Lauren Todd (athlete) and Kirk Meals (long-time volunteer). Check out The Special Olympics of GA area 17 Newsletter on the link below. Faith Equestrian is about to embark on another trip to Gainesville GA. to take eight athletes to compete with 200 other athletes in the Special Olympics State Show on October 18-21. This will be their 11th year of competing. You can help support the athletes by visiting their website at www.faithetc.org click on Give
http://www.specialolympicsga.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/October-2018-GC.pdf  

LOCAL UNITED WAY GIVES BACK TO HURRICANE VICTIMS

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire is partnering with Georgia Ports Authority and United Way Worldwide to provide hope and help to residents affected by Hurricane Michael. United Way of the Coastal Empire is assisting Georgia Ports Authority in collecting a container full of supplies and non-perishable food items for residents in Bainbridge, Florida. Those interested in volunteering can visit www.uwce.org/volunteers

SUSAN SPEROS TALKS TECH TRENDS

(SAVANNAH CEO) Susan Speros, President and CEO of Speros, talks about some recent trends in technology she is seeing, one of those being security in this Savannah CEO video interview: http://savannahceo.com/video/2018/10/susan-speros-recent-trends-technology/Susan Speros, Park Place Outreach, Savannah


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE OPENS AUDI DEALERSHIP

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive held a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony for its new $6 million Audi Hilton Head dealership prominently located at the entrance to Peacock Auto Mall on Highway 278 in Hardeeville, S.C. A VIP reception was held that evening at 5:30 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony with Audi representatives, Peacock Automotive representatives and local officials was held at 6:30 p.m. The public and the media were invited to attend. For more information, please visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/ or see this video: https://youtu.be/EtnRD29RnlA

LDSS HOSTS 13TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) held their 13th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Forsyth Park. Individuals of all ages and abilities – and their pets – were invited, especially those in wheelchairs, carriages and strollers. LDSS officials said they drew more than 5,000 people to this year’s walk to support individuals with Down syndrome and their families. For more information, please visit http://www.ldssga.org/ LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY


NEW SOFTWARE ALLOWS ROTO-ROOTER TO OFFER FINANCING OPTIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah is pleased to announce that they have launched a new operating software that delivers integrated premium financing to the customer on site. This new service is a mobile, cloud-based software platform that allows Roto-Rooter to streamline operations and improve customer service by offering a finance plan for major and minor plumbing needs. For more information, please visit https://www.rotosavannah.com/home.html

SPEROS EXPANDS WITH NEW HIRES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, announces three new employees have joined the firm: Mary Elizabeth Sancomb, web and graphics designer; Dean Banyon, IT technician; and Michael Redmond, technology technician. For more information, please visit http://speros.com Dean Baynon, SperosSperos

Speros


6TH ANNUAL GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announces the 6th annual charity luncheon and purse auction called, Grab a Bag for Kids, will take place on Friday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Golf Club, located at 1661 E President St. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/horizonssav/

SOCKS FOR THE HOMELESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Realtor Cathy Rodgers has partnered with Divine Rest to collect socks for the homeless in Savannah in October and November. Divine Rest serves the homeless population in Savannah. With the help of volunteers, they visit the homeless camps, bringing them water and needed supplies. Their team of men and women have a goal to get women off the streets into a safe, stable environment. Donations of new socks can be dropped off at Unforgettable Bakery at 238 Eisenhower. For bulk donations collected at offices or cases of water, call Cathy Rodgers for pickup at 912-667-0102.

NEW SCHOLARSHIP FOR BETHESDA ACADEMY SENIORS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Matthew Holden is the first recipient of an annual $1,000 college scholarship provided by the Garden Club of Savannah for a Bethesda Academy graduating senior who plans a future in soil conservation, farming or other types of agriculture. For more information, please visit

CYNTHIA WRIGHT RECEIVES 40 UNDER 40 AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Wright has been named to Georgia Trend’s prestigious 40 Under 40 List, which identifies upward trending young professionals from across the state. Wright, a junior partner at Carriage Trade PR, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC, both headquartered in Savannah, is included in the twenty-second installment of the list. For more information, visit http://www.georgiatrend.com/October-2018/Georgia-Trends-2018-40-Under-40/ Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing_5920

FELDER & ASSOCIATES ADDS TWO 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates is pleased to announce that Alma Johnson and Cathryn Sinclair have joined the Savannah architecture and design firm as project associates. They will assist in the production of construction documents, 3D models and other projects to help expedite the design process for the firm’s clients. For more information, visit  www.felderassociates.net.

Cathryn Sinclair, Felder and Associates, Savannah Architecture

Alma Johnson, Felder and Associates, Savannah Architecture


OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECEIVES 150 SCIENCE BOOKS

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Subaru Hilton Head, as part of its effort to improve education in its community, donated 150 award-winning science books to Okatie Elementary School. For the full story, please visit  https://youtu.be/Aef4F8_eXM8 

FINAL LECTURE OF 2018 ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Pharmacologist and medical researcher Marija Djekic-Ivankovic, Ph.D., will present a free lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 30, during the fourth and final the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series events in Savannah. Djekic-Ivankovic will share bone health safeguards, as well as the latest research findings in the advancement of new therapies and healing with natural products to improve patient bone health. To RSVP for this or any of the upcoming lectures, visit www.healthysavannah.org. Seating is limited to 90 people. 

SPEROS NAMED WILSON ELECTRONICS INSTALLER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a Savannah-based technology services company, has been named as the area’s only certified Wilson Electronics installer for wireless signal boosters. Wilson Electronics, a leader in the cellular signal booster market, is the longest-running manufacturer of wireless signal boosters in the country. For more information, please visit speros.com

FAMILY PRESERVATION FOR TEENS PROGRAMS

(SAVANNAH, GA) On October 1, Park Place Outreach is launching a new program called Family Preservation for Teens, funded by the Promoting Safe and Stable Families grant. The Family Preservation program works with teens and their families to receive case management services, support service, and placement prevention services to help teens remain safely in their homes to sustain and maintain family stability.Kendall Walker has been hired as the Program Manager for this program. For more information visit  https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/non-profit-organizations/8490-sept-20-family-preservation-for-teens-program-launches-at-park-place-outreach-youth-emergency-shelter.html

Kendall Walker, Park Place Outreach

Kendall Walker, Park Place Outreach


HEALTHY SAVANNAH HOSTS HEALTH FEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Healthy Savannah Faith and Health Coalition, formed in 2014 to help faith-based organizations implement policies and programs to promote a holistic health culture, will host its first citywide health festival on Saturday, Oct. 20. The event, called Health Fest, will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Bolton Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Montgomery Street. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2077010738976710/ Healthy Savannah

6-WORKSHOP SERIES COMING TO SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Mark your calendars for a terrific series of relevant, often requested workshops on topics of high interest to entrepreneurs. The  monthly series commences on 18 October and runs through 21 march 2019. The registration fee for each session is $15. Details of each session will be made available as the sessions approach. Consult the SCORE web page at www.savannah.score.org for the date, time and content for each session.

BETHESDA ACADEMY HOSTS 10TH ANNUAL SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy will hold the 10th annual Sporting Clays Tournament on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Forest City Gun Club. All sponsorship and event proceeds benefit Bethesda’s scholarship program for young men in grades six through twelve. For more information, visit https://www.coastalboomers.com/events/149723/bethesda-academys-10th-annual-sporting-clays-tournament 

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY TO UNVEIL NEW TREATMENT AT OPEN HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) A new treatment designed to stimulate and remodel collagen and address common signs of aging will be announced by Low Country Dermatology during an open house on Thursday, Nov. 8. Low Country Dermatology is the only dermatologist office in the area certified to offer this new treatment known as Cutera Secret RF. Guests are encouraged to bring donations for the Communities in Schools (CIS) of Savannah Kids Kloset. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/549428002141834/

SPEROS SECURITY TIPS: MALVERTISING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Learn how to spot even the sneakiest viruses (even those on trusted websites) in this month’s security newsletter from Speros, Inc. at https://www.pii-protect.com/MicroTrainings/micro_training_view/113?brand_key=uyjmd&ID=53755

FUN WALK OCT. 20

(SAVANNAH, GA) ‘The Joy of Life Family Fun Walk’ October 20th , 2018 will take place at Lake Mayer. This is a fund raiser for the Savannah Care Center, a local non-profit pregnancy resource center serving the Savannah Community for 32 years. For sponsorship opportunities and more information, call (912) 236-0916.

AWWIN ANNOUNCES 16TH ANNUAL GALA AND SILENT AUCTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Assisting Working Women in Need (AWWIN, Inc.) announces plans for their 16th Annual Top Ten Working Women of the Year Awards Gala and Silent Auction on Friday, October 19, 2018, at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.awwininc.org AWWIN

BUSINESS CONNECTION RESCHEDULED

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber hosts Bands in the Ballpark has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 8 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Historic Grayson Stadium. The networking event includes food and live entertainment from Bucky & Barry, Irritating Julie, and Wassaw Sound. Cost is $10 for Chamber members and $25 for guests. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=121

MEET ACHILLES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Achilles, a five-month old male hound mix. Achilles is a happy young boy with lots of energy! He would do best with a companion who enjoys exercising or playing. His energy doesn’t stop him from learning obedience, though! To adopt Achilles or to view other animals available for adoption visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-067-achilles/